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Gateway WA supports our AFL teams!

Lighting the way to the preliminary finals

 Gateway WA supported WA AFL teams recently by lighting the Sky Ribbon panels of the Grand Gateway in the colours of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, for the AFL finals.

Motorists saw Dockers (purple and white) and Eagles (yellow and blue) lit panels line the way to and from Perth Airport, creating a memorable entry to and exit from the state as finals fever gripped the city.

The Sky Ribbon is an urban design feature of the project, made up of more than 220 aluminium panels that connect three bridge structures at the Grand Gateway interchange at Tonkin Highway / Leach Highway.

Check out a short video of the lights changing here!

For more information on the Gateway WA project click here!

Dockers Skyribbon

 

 

Lamby focusing on cameras at IBC 2015!

Cameras at IBC 2015

Panasonic and Carl

 

Lambys adventures continued with looking at some of the newly released 4k cameras at IBC 2015. Lamby showed particular interest in the upcoming offerings from Panasonic the AG-DVX200, Sony the PXW-FS7 and Australian manufacturer Black Magic design very own URSA Mini 4.6K (15 Stops of Dynamic range!!!).  These cameras, along with new drones and external monitor/recorders has got Mark M very keen indeed to sit down with Lamby and geek out over the upcoming video production tech.

Watch this space as when Lamby returns home here to GEO Media Interactive he will be giving a more in-depth look at his findings from IBC 2015, and Carl will be back too! To see What Carl and Lamby got up to at IBC previously click here!

Or if you would like to know more about the International Broadcast Convention of 2015 click here.

Cameras at IBC 2015

URSA MINI

Lamby fresh from the BBC is loose at IBC 2015!

Lamby after taking in the world class facilities of the BBC has signed in to IBC 2015 masquerading as Carl Beyboer.

Lamby made straight for the editing software providers at AVID, Adobe, and Black Magic Design Resolve to see what they had to offer. Lamby seemed particularly interested in Avid and Resolves new systems as GMi ventures further into 4k production. Back home in Oz Mark M is looking forward to Lambys reports on the new range of 4k+ cameras being shown, keep an eye out for that part of the trip soon.

Find more info on IBC Here.

If you are wondering just who Lamby is you can find out here!

   Lamby Avid       

The CB to IBC 2015!

The 2015 International Broadcast Convention, or IBC, is on again in Amsterdam and this year I (Carl) am making the trip for the first time. The convention provides an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their latest offerings in technology – from acquisition, post, storage, and broadcast media platforms – anything to do with content really!

So what is it all about? The last 5 years has seen an explosion in the way content is delivered and viewed, as well as the roll out of new formats, including the never ending cycle of increasing resolution! With UHD/4K a reality for end users, talk is now of higher resolutions still and the compression techniques and formats to deliver them. I will be attending seminars and workshops across a spectrum of topics that involve our work now, and where we see it in the future.

From an production perspective, we have been creating and delivering UHD/4K content for nearly 2 years. This process saw us build and commission a new 4k edit suite in the form of an Avid Media Composer workstation that was equally capable of cutting as well as compositing. But this year it is the camera department’s turn and I will be getting hands on with Sony, Panasonic, Arri, Canon and Blackmagic’s 4k production camera lineup prior to purchase. Much to the envy of the two Marks.

In the software areas I’ll be visiting Avid (of course), Adobe, Lightworks and Blackmagic. Blackmagic’s “Resolve” software is rapidly gaining a reputation for editing as well as its more traditional colour correction role. This could see it join Avid as our #1 long form edit platform.

Then of course there are all the other manufactures and “toys” I’ll be looking at. Drones are big news right now, and our current 4K test platform will get superseded by a monster rig with production 4K acquisition in the next 12 months – with my own personal CASA certification.

So stay tuned – on my return I plan to write a series of articles on what I learn at IBC 2015!

GMi has a new website!!!

Welcome to GEO Media Interactives new look website! Big Thanks to the team at Linkletters for designing our new look, we love it! Keep checking back to our website as you will see lots of new content being added here and on our Youtube channel!

If you would like more information drop us a line at our contact page, let us tell your story!

 

Curtin Physical Access Plan

The team here at GEO Media Interactive have been again working with one of Western Australia’s premier universities, Curtin University. This time GMi have produced a video showcasing the stellar work by Curtin towards making the university welcoming and accessible to all of its staff, students and visitors.

Curtin Disvid colours

Bushfire control with DPaW

Hosing Fire

Following on from the recent prescribed burning videos GMi produced for the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and used by commercial stations in programs such as Today Tonight, the team here at GMi and DPaW are working together again.

Mark recently spent a week embedded with the DPaW fire fighting teams. Based in the Perth Hills Mundaring office, Mark filmed the teams as they responded to fires, but also captured the important work the teams do when there are no fires. It’s not just maintaining their vehicles and equipment, it’s work like feral pest reduction programs, the rehabilitation of fire affected areas, and building bridges in our national parks.

For more information on the amazing work DPaW does click here.

Firetruck 1

GMi and Bunge

GMi has been working closely recently with the international grain supplier Bunge. A world leading agribusiness and food company based in New York, with operations in 40 countries around the globe. We have been working with both the team here in Bunbury and the Head office in New York to produce a series of induction and corporate videos for their new export operations in Bunbury.

You can find out more about Bunge here.

Or contact us here for more info on the project and how we can help you with yours.

 

Happy holidays from GMi!!!

As we rapidly approach the end of year break we here at GMi would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We have had a great year working on a range of projects with our fantastic clients. All of us here are looking to getting back to it in 2015 and working with you on your next project.

 

We wish you all a safe and happy new year and will see you in 2015!

Bunbury is Happy!

All of us here at GMi would like to congratulate everyone involved in the making of the Drug Aware  Happy Bunbury film project. Set to Pharrell Williams hit song ‘Happy’ the project showcases a variety of places and faces around Bunbury that celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the local community.

After attending workshops run by the City of Bunbury and GMi the project was filmed by a number of Bunbury youths and their carers on small handycams. The footage was then given to GMi for editing. The resulting video came together brilliantly and was a fantastic way to celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2014.

It was a great project and the kids did amazing work. We are very proud to of been able to be part of this project and so should everyone involved.

Check out the video here:  Happy Bunbury

For more info on Bunbury check out the City of Bunbury website.

If you would like more information on the video you can contact us here

International Day of People with Disability falls on December 3rd of each year. For more information regarding access and inclusion in the City of Bunbury contact the Community Development Officer – Access on 9792 7075.

The Drug Aware Happy Bunbury film project is proudly sponsored by Country Arts WA and by Healthway to promote the Drug Aware message.

Keep an eye out for the Happy Bunbury video to appear on the website We are Happy From with productions from around the world.

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